UNITED KINGDOM — Belron Recalls Windshield Replacement Clips for Renault Megane Cabriolet V2
February 22, 2011

Belron has issued a recall for its windshield replacement clips made for the Renault Megane Cabriolet V2. The recall pertains to vehicles manufactured between October 2003 and July 2005, according to information from the European Commission (EC), and carry the model number 7261AKCC1F.

“The product poses a risk of injuries because the outer trims on the left and right sides of the windscreen may detach from the car body when driven at high speed,” reads the official recall report from the EC. “The clips used to attach the trim to the car body are not sufficiently strong to hold the trim securely in position. In some cases, the trim may become detached and swing back, breaking the glass roof, and/or side window and/or rear window.”

Renault is a France-based manufacturer, and its vehicles currently are not available in the United States. The clips were manufactured in Spain, according to the report, and seven incidents have been reported. The recall was issued voluntarily by Belron, according to the EC.

Belron sales and marketing director Jeff Boekstein says three of the incidents with the clips occurred in Germany, three in Belgium and one in The Netherlands.

“ … No serious injuries were sustained by any of the customers,” he adds.

According to Boekstein, the company currently is contacting affected customers to inspect their vehicles.

“We are asking them to either visit their local branch or our mobile fitters will meet them at a time and place which is convenient for them so that their windscreens can be inspected and the clips replaced free of charge,” he says. “We anticipate that the remedial work will take no longer than half an hour to an hour.”

The recall was announced as part of the EC’s February 18 weekly report.

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